Butterfly Gardens with Mark Cullen

The gardening guru shares his tips for attracting butterflies, birds and bees

Daisies, Veronica and Bee Balm

Shasta Daisies (on left and right)

Why I love them: The display of stunning blooms — white petals with yellow florets — is attractive to butterflies and other pollinators.
Where to plant: Full sun. Zone 4-9
Blooms: Early summer through late summer. 

Veronica (in centre)

Why I love it: Butterflies are often found feeding on these beautiful blue blooms.
Where to plant: Full sun. Zone 3-9
Blooms: Early summer through late summer.

Bee Balm (in background)

Why I love it: The pink or crimson flowers of this native plant are a favourite of hummingbirds and butterflies.
Where to plant: Full sun. Zone 3-9
Blooms: Mid Summer through early fall.